Sales: $7.5 billion
Sales:$7.5 billion (estimated) for the year ended June 30, 2007, but that total includes sales of food management products such as Saran and Ziploc home storage products.
Key Personnel:H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Pedro Cieza, president, Americas; Steven P. Stanbrook, president, Asia; W. Lee McCollum, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Jane M. Hutterly, executive vice president, worldwide corporate and environmental affairs.
Major Products:Home cleaning—Drano, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Fantastik, Vanish, Windex; Shave preparations—Edge and Skinti-mate; Insect Control—Off! and Raid; Air care—Glade and Glade Candle Scents; Auto care—Tempo.
New Products:Edge Eclipse, Edge Energy and Edge Vault shave gels; Glade Fruit Explosion aerosol spray, Glade Wisp Flameless Candle Orchid Oasis refill, Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Ocean Blue and Berry Splash refills, Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer; Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber, Scrubbing Bubbles Flush- able bathroom wipes, Scrubbing Bubbles Auto- matic Shower Cleaner with Dual Sprayer; Skintimate Flirty Mango.
Sales rose an estimated 6.6% at privately-held S.C. Johnson. In April, S.C. Johnson agreed to acquire Caldrea for an undisclosed amount. The company markets two green cleaning lines: Caldrea and Mrs. Meyer.
The acquisition gives SCJ a higher profile in the fast-growing green cleaning segment. At the same time, it gives Caldrea access to a much larger distribution network.
“We are growing so quickly,” said Caldrea founder and chief executive Monica Nassif, in an interview with the Star Tribune. “When you find a partner (like SC Johnson) that can help you scale, it’s exciting for everyone.”
Under terms of the agreement, Ms. Nassif continues to run Caldrea, which employs 50 people.
Caldrea-branded products are sold in 2,500 stores across the U.S. in specialty retailers like Bachman’s and Kowalski’s Markets. Mrs. Meyer’s is sold in Target and Festival Foods. The company also makes a private label line for Williams-Sonoma.
The acquisition gives S.C. Johnson the opportunity to reach higher-end consumers by expanding its portfolio beyond mass-market brands such as Windex and Pledge and to target higher-end customers, according to the company.